Clogged rajakaluve floods homes near Bommanahalli

Every monsoon, residents of Garvebhavi Palya go through the routine of flooded homes and squishy roads. This year is no different.

Heavy downpour on last Thursday evening resulted in water clogging in many areas including Garvebhavi Palya area in Hongasandra.

Residents complained that the overflowing storm water drain resulted in water getting into their houses. 

Swampy stretch. Pic: Abhishek Angad

Prakash R, a resident of this area says the stormwater drain is almost full with debris. He says, “whenever it rains continuously for two hours, water gets on the street and sometimes enter into the houses.”

The impossible stretch to cover 

In Garvebhavi Palya, a stretch which has VRL transport’s office at its one end, seems to be dug out and road has not been laid. According to the residents, BBMP laid down drainage pipes three months ago but did not re-construct the road. Security guards at the newly constructed apartment feels that it becomes impossible to use the stretch.

Alla Baksh, a daily wage worker at a manufacturing company in this area says, “The whole area has become swampy. Sometimes vehicles get stuck in the mud and we have to push them to bring it out.”   


B S Manjunath Reddy, Corporator, Bommanahalli, denied commenting anything on this situation. Citizen Matters also contacted Shridhar, BBMP engineer, Bommanahalli but directed to speak to another BBMP employee Nagesh of Drains and Sanitary department. Attempt to get responses from him also did not elicit any result.


  1. Thiyagarajan Anand says:

    Hi, I am staying in one of the apartments in this road, the storm water drainage started in this road by April 2012, untill today going on,now the situation is worse than the picture attached, yesterday a truck came in and got stuck and a live electricity wire got cut and fall on the water in the road, fortunately no incident happened, rectified on time, there are residents of more than 3 apartments in this road have no access to go out either side, children are finding difficult to go to school—Need a quick action from BBMP

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